My ex is a global assassin, NASCAR Kurt Busch ace tells court

Kurt Busch

The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" told a US court that he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

“Everybody on the outside can tell me I’m crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it first hand,” Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer.

Busch, appearing in court this week over Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order, continued the push of his legal team to discredit his ex as a scorned woman out to destroy his career. Busch said Driscoll repeatedly asserted her assassin status and claimed the work took her on missions across Central and South America and Africa.

He recounted one time when the couple was in El Paso, Texas. He said Driscoll left in camouflage gear only to return later wearing a trench coat over an evening gown covered with blood.

A day earlier, Busch’s said his ex-girlfriend told him she was a mercenary who killed people for a living and had shown him pictures of bodies with gunshot wounds.

Busch said Tuesday that Driscoll had claimed that a female character in “Zero Dark Thirty,” a film depicting the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, was a composite of her and other women.

Last month, Michael Doncheff, who served as a personal assistant to Busch and Driscoll, said an ailing Driscoll told him in September she had been picked up by a big man and slammed to the ground while helping round up immigrants at the Mexican border, a story Doncheff considered “far fetched”.

Doncheff said Driscoll also asserted she was a trained assassin for the US government and once told him, “I take down foreign governments. I own Washington.”

During the hearing, which stretched over four days, neither Driscoll nor her attorney refuted the testimony.

Busch testified Monday that he decided to end his relationship with Driscoll after a race last fall because she was monopolising his schedule and he needed to focus on racing.

Driscoll said Busch assaulted her in his motor home at Dover International Speedway a week later, grabbing her by the throat and slamming her head into a wall three times. Busch and his attorneys have denied the allegations.


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